Tai Chi is a form of exercise that involves a series of continuous slow flowing movements, called ‘forms’. Each form has a name and a specific order of movements.
This type of exercise originated in China and has been practiced for thousands of years.
Tai Chi is based on a philosophy that identifies the need for energy balance and flow within the body. If the body’s energy is unbalanced it can lead to poor health or disease.
Tai Chi is the perfect form of exercise for older people as it improves their cardio health by getting their heart rate up without being physically difficult or demanding.
Here are some of the health benefits of Tai Chi.
- Improved balance
- Improved ability to conduct everyday activities, such as walking
- Reduction in falls
- Reduction in blood pressure
- Improvement in blood flow and regular glucose levels
- Improved flexibility
- Improved relaxation
- Improved posture
- Improved breathing control
There are many different types of Tai Chi, which can focus on different health benefits for your loved one.